Jeanne Silver – adult film actress and stripper from the 1970s and 1980s – joins The Rialto Report to talk about her life and memories.
This episode running time is 68 minutes.
Jeanne Silver packed more life and adventure unto her first 25 years than most manage in a lifetime.
For a time in the 1980s, she was a regular in New York adult films and a featured dancer at the Melody Burlesk Theater in the city – but her life started on the other side of the country in Arizona where she was born and spent large parts of her childhood. There she grew up with the stigma of having part of her foot and leg amputated at an early age.
By the time she hit New York, just weeks after her 16th birthday in 1976, her rebellious ways meant that she was on the run from the law, and the fun was only just beginning.
Shortly after her arrival, she was featured on the pages of men’s magazines like Cheri and High Society, and on the big screen appearing in the notorious film Waterpower.
News reached the Mitchell Brothers, the renowned filmmakers and theater owners in San Francisco, who flew her out to join them, and there she appeared in her own show and starred in the Alex De Renzy film Long Jeanne Silver.
On this program, The Rialto Report welcomes guest presenter, April Hall, as Jeanne Silver grants her first interview in 30 years.
From Jeanne Silver’s Wikipedia page:
Long Jeanne Silver is an American former pornographic actress, known for using the stump of her amputated leg to penetrate her sexual partner in her movies during the 1970s and 1980s.
Prior to pornography, she had worked as a stripper. She was also featured in the self-titled movie, Long Jeanne Silver.
Annie Sprinkle and Silver were once arrested in Rhode Island for producing a magazine that featured a shoot where Silver penetrated Sprinkle with her stump. The typesetter for the magazine that was hired turned out to be an undercover police officer. The police had surveilled them for a month before arresting the group. Sprinkle and Silver were charged with multiple felony counts including obscenity and sodomy-related charges. Their charges were eventually dropped.
She was inducted into the Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame on January 23, 2015.
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